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"I like girls who eat carrots."
Louis Tomlinson

One Direction, or 1D, is a five-piece Boy Band from Britain. They finished in third place on The X Factor, season 7. They didn't qualify for the boys section of the show, so Simon Cowell put them together and sent them into the group section, where they did well.

Members of One Direction include:

  • Louis Tomlinson - born December 24, 1991, hailing from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
  • Liam Payne - born August 29, 1993, from Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
  • Harry Styles - born February 1, 1994, and hailing from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
  • Niall Horan - born September 13, 1993, born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Zayn Malik, born January 12, 1993 in Bradford.

They're currently 21 (Harry, Niall and Liam), 22 (Zayn), and 22 (Louis).

Tropes used in One Direction include:


  • Big Eater: Niall, definitely.
  • Bishonen: All of them. So pretty it is painful. Sadly Liam grew out of it over time.
  • Boy Band
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Louis. All the time.
  • The Charmer: Harry. Hands down.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Louis' mother apparently called him "Boo Bear" as a child. This is also used by Harry and much of the fandom.
  • Fake American: You wouldn't know Niall was Irish if you only ever heard him speak in his American accent. Louis pulls off a fairly good (if extraordinarily hammy) American accent, too.
  • Fake Brit: Niall, the same as above.
  • Fake Irish: While Niall is actually Irish and just good at accents, Harry (who likes to imitate Niall's accent, especially when the band is actually in Ireland) is not.
  • Five-Man Band

 Louis - The Hero - Off-stage, by the looks of any video they post, it's Louis that runs things.

Harry - The Lancer - Because he's the most likely to go along with Louis.

Liam - The Smart Guy / Team Mom / The Heart - He's the one who looks after everyone, by his own admission, and keeps them all together off and on stage. The other boys even call him "Daddy Direction".

Zayn - The Chick - Because this troper can't justify Zayn being the Big Man.

Niall - Tagalong Kid - Not the youngest, but he was the smallest, and as Harry put it, "Niall's got immaturity down to an art form."

Simon Cowell - The Obi-Wan - Their mentor. Obvious trope is obvious.

 "It makes me sad to know that Harry Styles will never love me because he’s a Cake Eater and I’m only fourteen."

  • May-December Romance: Harry dated 32-year-old Caroline Flack, host of the Xtra Factor. Similarly, Zayn dated fellow X Factor contestant (and runner-up of their series) Rebecca Ferguson for a while. Rebecca isn't that much older than Zayn, but because Rebecca has two young children of her own, their relationship also verges into something of a Hot Mom slash Stacy's Mom territory.
  • Naked People Are Funny - Apparently, Harry likes to be naked. Niall's apparently been caught naked on camera too, according to Louis.
    • Louis was (falsely) recorded naked in the shower by somebody pretending to be Niall.
  • Name's the Same: They are being sued by a band who registered the name after their creation but before they came to the US.
  • Quirky Curls: Harry crosses into this sometimes.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome - Zayn.
  • Title Track: The song "Up All Night" from their debut album is one of these.
  • True Companions - They were put together at the beginning of the series, and they were definitely this by the end.
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